Former Lakota East volleyball standout joins Team USA

Ashley Evans, a 2013 graduate of Lakota East High School, was recently selected as one of the 14 athletes to represent USA Volleyball at the 2021 Women's NORCECA Continental Championship Aug. 26-31 in Guadalajara, Mexico. 

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Evans will be one of two setters for Team USA. 

Lakota East graduate Ashley Evans led the Boilermakers from her setter position.

A four-year player at Lakota East from 2009-2012, Evans was top-15 in the Greater Miami Conference in kills, assists, aces, digs and blocks as a junior and senior. She finished her prep career with 843 kills, 258 assists, 203 aces, 814 digs and 158 blocks. 

The Thunderhawks were 81-19 overall during Evans' tenure, winning a GMC championship in 2011 and a district title in 2012. Evans was a three-time GMC first-team selection and was twice named the conference player of the year (2011, 2012). She was also first-team All-Ohio twice and was an Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year finalist. 

In 2018, Evans began her professional career when she inked a deal to play overseas in Spain for Voleibol Logroño.

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